Nominations have been opened for this year's elections to the Law Society of Ireland Council. Candidates must be nominated by two members of the Law Society by 19 September 2016 to stand for election to the governing Council.
The solicitors’ watchdog in England and Wales has said that self-regulation of the profession has created an “irreconcilable conflict”. In a response to a Competition and Markets Authority interim report on legal services, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) stated: “Those who represen
The High Court has refused a dairy farmer’s application for an order setting aside a judgment against him of more than €153,000, on the basis that no reasonable defence had been offered. Justice Baker stated that on the facts of the case, the farmer’s reasons for withholding payment were more
Commissioner Margrethe Vestager The European Commission has concluded that Ireland broke EU state aid rules by granting undue tax benefits of up to €13 billion to US tech giant Apple, which must now be collected from the firm with interest.
Prime Minister Theresa May A cross-party group of MPs and activists who campaigned to keep the UK in the European Union has demanded reassurances over employment rights after Brexit, The Guardian reports.
The number of mortgage approvals in Ireland rose by 17.6 per cent in the past year, according to new figures. Data from the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) shows a 17.6 per cent increase between July 2015 and July 2016, as well as a 4.3 per cent increase in approvals between June-Ju
Two republican ex-prisoners have given the thumbs up to a new gourmet restaurant based in Belfast's Crumlin Road Gaol, where they were once incarcerated. Former IRA members Gerard Hodgins and Richard O'Rawe returned to Crumlin Road Gaol with The Guardian to sample the food at the new Cuffs restauran
A man who argued that the district judge who had convicted him of driving without insurance had misinterpreted section 56 of the Road Traffic Act 1961 has had his application for judicial review dismissed in the High Court. Dismissing his application, Justice Noonan held that the man was confused as
The European Commission is widely expected to rule this week that Apple owes millions of euros in tax in Ireland due to an illegal tax arrangement with the State. Both Apple and Ireland have denied having a special tax deal in breach of EU rules, which has been the subject of a European Commission p
Seanad Éireann will discuss proposals to introduce a register of interests for judges this Autumn, The Irish Times reports. Independent Senator Victor Boyhan will table a motion calling for a consultation with judges on the introduction of a register, which would “foster a culture of openness and